Janet Mock
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Writer / Producer

When Mock co-wrote (with series co-creator Ryan Murphy) and directed the “Love Is the Message” episode of FX’s “Pose” last year, she became the first trans woman of color to pen, helm and produce for a series. The show received six Emmy nominations, including outstanding drama series, shared by Mock. A former staff editor at People, the Hawaii native published her memoir, “Redefining Realness,” in 2015, and it became a New York Times bestseller. In June, she signed a three-year, multimillion-dollar pact with Netflix for exclusive rights to her TV series and a first-look option on feature projects. As part of the deal, she’ll serve as an executive producer and director on “Hollywood,” Murphy’s upcoming series for the streamer saluting the Golden Age of Tinseltown.



  • POSE


  • University of Hawaii–Manoa (HI, USA)
  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • New Power of New York
  • TV Producers Impact
  • Variety Power of Pride
  • Women's Impact
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'Pose' Writer Janet Mock on Making History With Trans Storytelling (Guest Column)

'Pose' Writer Janet Mock on Making History With Trans Storytelling (Guest Column)

I first met Ryan Murphy on location in Hollywood in July. The set was a nightclub, filled with background actors staged as glistening go-go dancers, shirtless revelers, and twirling drag queens. They were all basking under the glow of a spinning disco ball — a fitting setting for my first Hollywood job interview.I was flown in from New York City to meet with television’s most prolific showrunner, who was directing the pilot of "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni...


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